- Dec 17, 2009
Tank fully made of plastics and composites? We are talking about a tank here, not a freakin F-22. Modern composite armour is wedged between steel plates as it is necessary to keep the density for stopping KE rounds. Composites are more for HEAT rounds. While you can certainly replace internal components with high grade plastics to help reduce weight, the majority are going to be rolled steel. I have yet to see a combustion engine made entirely of plastic, a tank gun barrel, suspension, or continous track gears. The cost of the composites alone would doom such a tank to failure, much less the impracticality of the plastic, or the fact you aren't that advanced. I do believe you are talking out of your derrière.This is not the Futurstic Tank developed by the cooperation India and Russia. Both are different. Futurstic Tank will only enter the service in 2020 and is made by fully Plastic and Composite Materials which will just weigh between 20-30tons. and would have stealth features which would not only blind Radar but also human eye too.